As far as chocolate cakes go, you always want one recipe on hand that is reliable and can be easily whipped up as a mid-week treat, quick enough and hassle free to be packed in the picnic basket on a Sunday or to munch on when on the couch, watching midnight TV on those insomniac days. A warm slice of cake drizzled upon by chocolate sauce: quick, inexpensive, baked with pantry staples. This recipe is just that.
The cake is moist and chocolate-y. Pairs well with a dash of hot chocolate sauce, a couple of cherries and voila – a treat that’s hard to say no to.
Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake
Author: Minimally adapted from passionate about baking
For The Cake:
- ¾ cup plain flour
- ¼ cup whole wheat flour
- ¼ cup rice flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup vanilla or plain sugar
- 2 eggs
- 100ml buttermilk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
For The Ganache:
- 100 gms dark chocolate
- 3-5 tablespoons low fat cream
- 1 tablespoon golden corn syrup
- Preheat the oven to 340F | 170C
For the Cake:
- Grease and flour the sides a 6″ bundt pan.
- In a medium bowl, sift together the flour with the cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
- With beater on low add the flour and buttermilk alternately in three lots.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes until and the tester comes out clean. Make the ganache in the meantime.
For the Ganache:
- Gently simmer all the ingredients over low heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate melts. Take off heat and stir briskly till nice and shiny. The glaze should be nice and thick, yet of flowing consistency. (See Note)
- Overturn the cake out gently on rack and let it cool for about 15-20 minutes.
- Pour the ganche evenly over the hot cake, letting some drip over the sides. You could add chocolate shavings, nuts, mini marshmallows, a white chocolate drizzle which could also be coupled with nuts.
For the ganache: If the ganache is too thick add a little cream If it is too thin then add a little chocolate as it will continue to thicken as it cools down.
33 Responses to Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake
That looks like a mighty delicious slice of pound cake!
i’d die for chocolate cake! this looks so yummy! argh, need to give in to this chocolate craving!
what a lovely cake An!
We’re headed to see the in-laws and I know that my MIL would love this cake! I might just have to make it for her while I’m there. Of course, I’d love it as well. It looks so moist and yummy!
I love the whole wheat flour and rice flour that’s incorporated in this recipe! This looks super delicious and moist, just my kind of cake! More like everyone’s kind of cake! :)
What a fantastic “go-to” chocolate cake recipe! I have one, but I don’t think it’s as moist as this…thanks for sharing!
love how you are using the rice flour! :) chocolate always makes my day :). i’m about to make a gluten free chocolate cake one of these days too! this is my extra push to get on it!
Chocolate cake? Yes please!
Between the name and the stunning picture all I can say is bar the door-the chocoholics will be there in a few minutes! Delicious!
I don’t think I’ve had a combo of buttermilk and chocolate ever, this sounds intriguing. Looks like a wonderfully moist cake!
Note to myself:
Don’t EVER read a Bakerstreet29 post if my keyboard is just under my mouth.
Drooling can damage the pieces.
Buttermilk is my favorite when it comes to baking. I am sure this pound cake is to die for!
Buttermilk just makes chocolate taste better. Oh this looks fantastic!
What time are you serving coffee and cake? I’ll be right over ;)
This cake looks awesome! I can’t wait to try it. Chocolate is my weakness. One of them anyway.
I’d say it’s pretty unfair to taunt us with that delicious cake – lol… It looks perfect. I am going to have to try making it soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
Well, I love pound cake and I love chocolate even more so if you could send a few slices of this my way, I would really appreciate it!
Oh…this pound cake look delicious…!!
I love chocolate but often find chocolate cake isn’t chocolate-y enough compared to brownies, cookies with chunks or other chocolate desserts. But this looks absolutely delicious – beautifully moist which I imagine is due to the buttermilk. Yum.
Wow, this looks like an amazing cake! And your drizzle on top is perfectly lovely. My family would go nuts for this delicious chocolate wonder~
My kind of midweek treat (actually all day… all week treat ;p)
Nice one Anu… wish I could taste them now
What lovely presentation and cake, An!
Hey girlie, Happy b-day a day early. This chocolate cake looks fantastic. I see you are getting the hang of the photography. Real pretty clicks!
Just lovely! Your photographs are beautiful! BUZZ!
PS I’m having my first ever giveaway today. Come check it out! :)
Yay for chocolate. This is a delicious moist bundt cake. Love it!
This cake looks seriously delicious! I am a huge fan of pound cake and your version is simply mouthwatering. Congrats on Top 9!
You know I love chocolate cake more than any thing else but the husband is not afan and so I hardly make it. Looking at this I feel like baking one this weekend.
Happy Birthday sweetie .. hope you have loads of fun!
Mmm – I love dark chocolate and the tang of buttermilk together!
Pretty white swirls on top. I can never get enough chocolate cake recipes.
YUM! Can I please have this delivered for breakfast?
this looks so good. I love the colors. very decadent
This looks delish! Love how pretty it is!
delish delish delish they look adorable and moist, love it!
this cake looks so wonderful, moist and delicious!